Saturday, April 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Spring has sprung and it's time to pull out those cultivators and start beautifying your backyard.
There are a number of great books on the market that can minimize the work needed to create or reopen your water garden, start a vegetable garden or attract beautiful birds to your backyard. Study up and save time and money this year.
- Creating Your Water Garden Book
- Master Book of the Water Garden
- Animal Planet Set Up and Care of Garden Ponds Book
- Water Gardening Basics
- Water Gardening in Containers
- Hummingbirds of N.A. Bird Book - my favorite!
Besides being objects of wonder, hummingbirds, says Sheri L. Williamson in the Peterson Field Guide: Hummingbirds of North America, are unique to the New World, range in size from the smallest warm-blooded animal (Cuba's Bee Hummingbird) to outsizing songbirds (South America's Giant Hummingbird), can fly backwards and side to side, and still defy category among ornithological types. The habits, habitats, migratory patterns, physical traits, diet, mating practices, where to find them in short, all the information that a good wildlife guide offers are the stuff of Williamson's book. Clear, engaging prose and 180 full color photographs make this a natural for birdwatchers everywhere.
The book covers over 30 species of hummingbirds that regularly occur in the United States or have the potential for occurence as vagrants from Mexico. It is entirely a photographic guide which has both advantages and disadvantages from paintings or illustrations.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Price that tool is different than many of the larger price comparison engines in that it's claim to fame is concentration in one vertical to create more accurate and encompassing results in the tool and hardware industry.
The problem with the larger comparison engines is that they are limited by the deep pockets that can afford to pay the PPC costs for listing. Some of the smaller online niche retailers actually have lower prices than the big guys. They operate on the lean-machine mentality. Keep costs down, slim the profits and keep your customers happy.
PricethatTool features little known tool retailers like http://www.farmgeneral.com/, Tool Barn and ToolsNow - but they also feature some of the big boys like Sears and NorthernTool.
Guide To Masonry and Concrete CH277117 by Creative Homeowner Press
Ultimate Guide To Masonry And Concrete Book Design - Build - Maintain
Ultimate Guide To Decks CH277170 by Creative Homeowner Press
Ultimate Guide To Decks Book Plan - Design - Build
Guide To Trim Carpentry CH277511 by Creative Homeowner Press
Ultimate Guide To Trim Carpentry Book Plan - Design - Install
Ultimate Guide To Plumbing CH278205 by Creative Homeowner Press
Ultimate Guide To Plumbing Book Complete Projects For The Home
Smart Guide Roofing Book CH287945 by Creative Homeowner Press
Smart Guide Roofing Step By Step Projects
Smart Guide Painting Book CH287952 by Creative Homeowner Press
Smart Guide Painting Step By Step Projects
Welcome to our new blog (in the mean time .. we updated a few colors and added a few friends). We hope you like the new format.
Stay tuned for our next post which is going to outline a few new cool internet tools we found!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Because getting your identity stolen and trying to fix this issue is not fun.
There are three major types of identity theft with 37 standard groups.
Financial Identity Theft
Financial identity theft most commonly occurs when the Social Security Number (SSN) and name is used to establish new lines of credit. The victim is left with a mess to clean up.
Criminal Identity Theft
Criminal identity theft typically occurs when a person “borrows” the information to get a Driver’s License (DL) or when caught in a criminal act.
Identity cloning is when the identity is fraudulently used for financial, criminal and governmental purposes.
LIFELOCK identity theft can help.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2007, identity theft complaints are broken down as follows:
- 23% - a credit card was opened in their name
- 18% - the thief established new telephone, cellular, or another service in their name
- 13% - a bank account was opened in their name, or unauthorized withdrawals had been made from their account
- 5% - the thief obtained a loan in their name
- 11% - the thief obtained a fraudulent document such as a driver’s license
Sunday, January 24, 2010
As I came back down the elevator, I went to the end cap and saw the sign. It simply stated "Robert B. Parker 1932-2010". My heart dropped. Never met the guy, but he was one of those authors who writes so well that his characters come to life and you feel like you know them. Spenser novels are still my favorite, but in the last few years, Mr. Parker created several new characters like Sunny Randal, Jesse Stone and the Old West characters Virgil Cole and Evert Hitch in the Appaloosa series.
My reason for going to this particular book store was to purchase a couple of children's books that I love. However, when I saw that Parker had passed, it took the breath out of me. I may be emotional, but when an avid reader loses one of their favorite authors, it truly stinks. This reminds me of when Lawrence Sanders passed and my beloved Archy McNally series stopped. Even though Vincet Lardo co-authored and tried to replicate Sanders description in the last few books of the McNally series, the Sanders style that captured my heart was gone.
I feel sad for the Parker family. It much have been fun having such an talented writer in the family. I would love to have met him, but somehow I feel I have through Spenser. I'm glad for the Internet interviews that I can hear, and the next few books that will be out. But in the long run, no one, or nothing can replace the space in my heart for Robert B. Parker and his superb stories.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Professional Local Business Listings Package
An affordable local business listing package, offered by The Michigan Business Directory in partnership with SmartFinds Internet Marketing, is allowing small businesses to reduce the cost of local online marketing. Internet based Local business listings are free through the major search engines and display in search results, as well as on mobile devices.
The additional benefits include adding coupons, offers, discounts, photos, videos while changing them anytime.
But navigating this new world of "Online Local" can be difficult and that is where the professionals at MBD (experts in online local) can affordably help.The benefits of "online local" to small business are incredible. "To be available to local prospects" right when the customer is looking for them ( around town with their mobile device) is a huge marketing advantage.
The ability to update your business offerings anytime gives you endless possibilities including (but not limited to) coupons, seasonal specials, clearances, the ability to push out the latest industry news and more.The Michigan Business Directory offers a low priced one-time fee of $395 to update your local business listing with their 15 year Internet expertise. This includes the six primary websites that include Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Local.com and Yelp.
In 2010, no one can argue that the mobile device industry will grow exponentially. Not only the iPhone, but also Blackberry and Palm are coming to market with new products and mobile applications, mapping, GPS and even localized advertising solutions.
Now is the time to jump on the bandwagon and get your business "online local". This is not limited to Michigan businesses, any business in the United States can take advantage of this wealth of experience at this economical price.